Hitting a Huge Milestone Goal: First Five Figure Month
Exciting news to share with you!
I counted up my income from last month and I’ve hit a HUGE milestone goal for me. In August I made $10,000 from my business. That’s my first five figure month and that’s a BIG deal. 12 of those kind of months in a row and I’ll be hitting another milestone goal – a Six Figure Business.
That’s income, not profit. But it’s a good goal to aim for and go for.
How did I do it?
I started the month out with full intention and made this big poster that I could look at every day. This was part of a weekly homework assignment given to me by Cassie Howard in her Babes in Biz Membership group.
I also made it the screensaver on my phone.
I want to really stress this:
I don’t think the month of August I was particularly “better” than any other month of this year, or last year for that matter. I don’t think I finally became “good enough” to make $10k or that I had just tipped the scales on “popular enough” or “talented enough” or “knowledgeable enough” to make this goal a reality. No I don’t think that at all.
I think what made the difference from this month and all the other months I thought I’d like to make $10k was: MINDSET.
I’ve been doing mindset work over the last few months. I’ve watched the Secret about three times in the last two months. I watched the Toni Robbins documentary “I’m not your Guru” and I’ve just been really, really aware that my thoughts are what create my reality:
So… back to how I did this. The practical things I actually DID to make it happen.
#1: Planned What to Sell
For one, every time I’m working on an income goal I sit down and write out the goal. Then, I look at what I can SELL to make that goal happen. I always aim to go WAY OVER with my estimations and I’m using my most ambitious numbers. Below I am showing you an example of how I’m planning my NEXT Big Goal of $20,000.00.
YES… I’m doubling my last month’s goal. Why? Because I posted in the Awesomization Nation (which you should join HERE by the way for just $17) that I hit my $10K goal and I was immediately CHALLENGED by my awesome friend and smart business coach Nicole Dean to double it, just double it. Wow a big big goal that I honestly have never even thought to do before. But if you look at my video you’ll see how quickly I got to a much bigger amount than that goal.
#2: Mindset Work
I already mentioned this above but it’s worth talking about again because I believe about 95% of the credit for this result goes to just believing I could make it happen. I’ve been in this business for YEARS now. There’s not a whole lot different about what I have to offer this month (or last) as there was a year ago or even three years ago, other than I’ve been working on self-development and mindset.
The mindset things I did that helped:
- Watched The Secret multiple times.
- Did morning ‘dream lists’ and put them in my mind as a vision.
- Listened to This Song (warning: language and women in underwear/leather).
- Had my goal in front of me all month long (via the big bristol board and on my phone screensaver).
- I shared my goal with my membership people. Eeks that was big because “what if I failed?”.
#3: Got to (Money) Work
I work every month of course and have almost every month for many years (except a few months after having my daughter where I barely worked).
This month I put in extra effort to get up early in the morning before my little one and get work done. I had quite a few successful 5am wake ups. My daughter has also been doing one extra day of daycare for a few months now, and I think that’s also starting to pay off.
It’s important to note that I did MONEY work or Money-Tasks as I often refer to them. My email inbox sits, often. Sometimes I don’t respond to people as fast as I could but I ALWAYS DO respond. It’s just that the priority is the things that move my business forward and so when someone emails me to say hi I have to leave that one until later while I do the money-tasks first. For a social-media (ie. Facebook) junkie like me this is not an EASY feat, but it is entirely possible!
#4: Keep it Going
So as part of the Awesomization Nation I posted my results in the group and almost immediately was challenged by Nicole Dean to take my $10k goal from last month and double it to $20k. That’s a BIG goal that I honestly have NEVER set for myself (I’ve set $10k’s before but never with money work and as much drive behind it as last month).
I decided to ACCEPT Nicole’s challenge and that’s why you see in my video above I used $20,000 as my goal amount and did you see how I got to $54,000 in potential income. I was really, really surprised to see that number in the end! Yet doing that exercise made me realize how important pushing those goals really is!
So here I am, up at 5:15am and working on a blog post that I will send via email, publish on facebook, promote on Instagram and push out as far and wide as I can.
I hope these actual, practical steps help YOU set your next goal!
If you want/need more info on how I do the Goal Setting in the video you can grab my Achieve Your Money Goals product for FREE with this coupon code: getmoney
p.s. Don’t miss my upcoming training on using a WordPress website to attract YOUR DREAM clients and stop wasting time talking to people who won’t hire you! Details are here and we start next week so check it out ASAP 😉
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